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Jan 2, 2013 6:30pm EST
quote with a simple bowl of soup and a lot of good ideas. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >> good evening, i'm kate snow in tonight for brian. after weeks of negotiations and last-minute hold-ups over the fiscal cliff, congress late last night finally passed an agreement on taxes and spending. in a moment, we'll tell you what that legislation means for every american. but it's what the house did not do last night that caused an uproar today. lawmakers left before considering a bill to help victims of superstorm sandy, and that had republicans from hard-hit states taking aim at leaders of their own party. nbc's kelly o'donnell is at her post on capitol hill once again tonight. kelly, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, kate. so the house had not taken any kind of vote on a new year's day in nearly 60 years. and when they did so, they got that tax deal done, but only minutes later, a new controversy popped up, over government spending. and it spread through here furiously, and with real impact. ne
Jan 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
watching nbc bay area news. at 5:00, we have nbc nightly news coming up next, we'll be back with more local news. >>> on this sunday night, battle lines. if you thought the fiscal cliffhanger was bad, just you wait. major showdowns are on the horizon and there's word tonight that the president is about to throw down the gauntlet over his pick to lead the pentagon. >>> growing outrage over a case involving an alleged sexual assault and members of a high school football team. it's attracting national attention while tearing one small town apart. >>> follow the money. one was supposed to avert financial disaster, the other, aid victims of sandy. so, why were these urgently passed bills loaded with hundreds of millions for everything from hollywood and nascar to rummakers and algae growers? >>> and british invasion. it's happening tonight and the excitement is building. >> when i'm with her, i'm reminded of the virtues of the english. >> isn't she american? >> exactly. >> lords and ladies across america preparing for the highly anticipated return of "downton abbey." >>> good eve
Jan 4, 2013 5:30pm PST
's getting so much attention tonight. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >> good evening, i'm lester holt in tonight for brian, who will be back monday. a lot of americans are spending this first week of the new year flat on their backs, taken down by the flu in numbers we typically wouldn't see until much later in the winter. and according to the centers for disease control, those numbers are rapidly climbing with a peak nowhere in sight. the government reports as of a week ago, flu cases were widespread in 41 states. that's 10 more states and a week earlier. what's more, this flu strain appears to be a particularly nasty one. it's even proven deadly in a handful of cases involving the young. nbc's chief science correspondent robert bazell starts us off tonight with more. >> have you had the flu shot before? >> reporter: packed clinics across the country and the cdcs numbers confirm what was already a bad flu season is getting worse. >> we have seen high fever, severe body aches, nasal congestion, coug
Jan 26, 2013 5:30pm PST
the week. >>> thanks for watching the nbc bay area news at 5:00. >>> on this saturday night, days of rage. two years after charting a new course one of the deadliest protests in egypt since the arab spring. tonight a country still deeply divided over its future. >>> the fight over guns. with the march on washington by thousands calling for new restrictions, as the battle heats up over sales at gun shows. >>> deep freeze. the latest on this dangerous cold wave that's taken over much of the country as yet another big storm takes aim. >>> wake up call. why snoring may be more than just annoying to those trying to get a good night's sleep. what it may tell us about a major health risk. >>> and making a difference. around the country thousands of chefs share a recipe for more healthy eating and saving money at the same time. >>> good evening. two years after the arab spring swept through egypt ushering in a new government and setting that country on a path to democracy, things could hardly be more chaotic. the last 24 hours have been some of the bloodiest since the start of the revolut
Jan 12, 2013 5:30pm PST
with nbc's gabe gutierrez inside an emergency room in brooklyn. gabe? >> reporter: good evening, lester. this is now the worst flu season here in new york since 2009. more than 19,000 reported cases so far. and because of that escalation, today the governor decided to make the flu vaccine more accessible to children. for at least the next 30 days, pharmacists, not just doctors and nurses in new york state, will be allowed to give flu shots to patients older than 6 months. before they could only vaccinate adults. the governor's order comes after the death of 20 children across the country, since its flu season began a month earlier than usual. at the medical center er in brooklyn, one in three kids has been showing up with flu-like symptoms. this morning, it was the last place young mom ashley carasquillo wanted to be. >> i'm sick of the flu. >> reporter: she first got sick three weeks ago and then her 8-year-old aaron and now her 2-year-old chloe. as a mom, what is the toughest part about seeing your kids sick for so long? >> i can't say in words how tough it is. i cannot help my childr
Jan 20, 2013 5:30pm PST
's historic presidency. we have full coverage of the second inauguration and we start with nbc's peter alexander across the street from the white house at lafayette park. peter, good evening. >> reporter: lester, good evening to you. the first family will watch that inaugural parade right behind us. this is pennsylvania avenue and that is the reviewing stand where they will sit. but before the festivities can begin, the president today had to take care of some constitutional business. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear -- >> reporter: the ceremony was as intimate as it was brief. inside the white house, joined by his immediate family, president obama was sworn in by justice john roberts, who after famously flubbing the words four years ago, this time read from a printed script. >> that i will faithfully execute -- >> that i will faithfully execute. >> -- the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> reporter: the presidential oath, punctuated by a playful critique from the obama's youngest daughter. >> i did it. >> reporter
Jan 25, 2013 5:30pm PST
-time. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. the evidence is now unmistakable. aspects of the u.s. economy after a long and difficult period of darkness appear to be getting more robust. and while there are lots of numbers out to prove the point of an improving economy, problem is, of course, it's hardly being felt by all americans. but first, the good news, and it's substantial. here are the stock indexes at closing time today. all three closed up. stocks, by the way, are nearing an all-time high on wall street. on the housing front, u.s. builders started work on new homes last month at the fastest rate since the summer of '08. and finally, the number of americans seeking unemployment has fallen to a five-year low. we start off by getting more on all of it tonight from nbc's john yang in chicago. john, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the signs are small, and they're far from conclusive. and we have had had false starts before. but economists are pointing to data that sugge
Jan 19, 2013 6:30pm EST
be crucial. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening from washington on the eve of president obama's second inauguration, much more on that in a few moments, but we start overseas tonight where it appears a dramatic military assault has finally ended that violent hostage taking but al qaeda-connected militants in algeria, but not before two dozen or so hostages were killed. the dead include at least one american, but a number of westerners remain unaccounted for tonight. in a statement this evening, president obama said the dead and injured are in the thoughts and prayers of the american people. algerian military special forces staged the dramatic assault at the gas complex where hundreds of local and foreign workers were seized on wednesday. 32 militants reported dead. nbc's annabel roberts is following developments tonight. >> reporter: algerian special forces launched a final assault this morning. local media report the remaining seven hostages being held at the plant were executed and their captors killed. leon panetta said the perpetrators will be hunted dow
Jan 15, 2013 5:30pm PST
on their own on gun control. we get that report tonight from nbc's ron allen. >> fire! >> reporter: a nation polarized over guns. teachers in texas and record numbers at this range take concealed handgun training. >> i think it's important for me to get prepared in case i ever do have to defend myself or my students. >> reporter: in chicago, mayor rahm emanuel wants to stop investing city pension funds in companies that make or sell assault weapons. and here in new york, governor andrew cuomo today signed what many consider the toughest gun control legislation in the country. >> enough people have lost their lives. let's act and let's take corrective measures. >> reporter: the law expands an existing assault weapons ban, limits gun magazine capacity to seven rounds, and requires mental health professionals to report patients they consider a threat. late today, the nra said, quote, these gun control schemes have failed in the past and will have no impact on public safety and crime. new york becomes the first state to tighten its gun laws since the newtown, connecticut, shooting. despite the t
Jan 16, 2013 5:30pm PST
. >> reporter: chuck todd, nbc news, the white house. >>> this is john yang in chicago where residents deal with gun violence virtually every day. last year, there were more than 510 murders, more than the number of u.s. troops killed in afghanistan. 86% of the homicides involved a gun. in one chicago interview, nothing president obama did would change that. >> i believe chicago already has very strict gun laws and we have, like, one of the highest crime rates in the country. so how is this going to solve anything? >> reporter: the national gun debate was reignited last month by adam lanza's shooting rampage in newtown, connecticut where the mother of 6-year-old victim noah pozner wants a balanced approach on guns. >> people who want to own firearms responsibly have nothing to fear. they should welcome it. because that way guns won't be given a bad name. they'll -- they may have a place in society. but they have a place in the right hands, not in the wrong hands. >> thank you. >> reporter: after mr. obama spoke, there were other voices. in las vegas. >> i think as citizens we should be very
Jan 18, 2013 4:00am PST
in a whistle-blower lawsuit brought on by a former teammate. nbc's kurt gregory has more. >> give out the details. >> a one word answer. >> did you ever take banned substances to enhance your performances? >> yes. >> reporter: after years of denials, stein file tour de france winner lance armstrong admitted to oprah winfrey he did use performance-enhancing drugs. >> in all seven of your tour de france victories, did you ever take banned substances or blood dope? >> yes. >> reporter: it's an admission armstrong had spent more than a decade denying. >> i've used this situation as one big lie that i repeated a lot of times. >> reporter: those who have followed armstrong say tonight's admission is self-serving. >> i believe that he is completely insincere except for this, he is starting to repair his own brand. >> reporter: a brand that was loss millions in endorsements after armstrong was stripped of his seven tour de france titles. on thursday, the international olympic committee stripped armstrong of the bronze medal he won during the 2000 sidney olympics. >> i'll spend the rest of my
Jan 19, 2013 5:30pm PST
of local and foreign workers were seized wednesday. 32 militants are reported dead. nbc's annabel roberts is following developments. >> reporter: algerian special forces launched a final assault this morning. local media report the remaining seven hostages being held at the plant were executed and their captors killed. defense secretary leon panetta said today the perpetrators will be hunted down. >> just as we cannot accept terrorism attacks against our cities, we cannot accept attacks against our citizens and our interests abroad. >> reporter: these weapons were left behind by the militants, according to algerian sources. their occupation of the gas plant deep in the sahara desert has cost many lives. this video broadcast on algerian television is said to have been shot on a cell phone by a hostage freed by the algerian army, walking to safety, past the bodies of those he once worked beside. nbc news has not been able to verify its authenticity. some hostages have talked of extreme brutality. >> translator: i told them that i was an algerian muslim and they said okay, okay, don't be sca
Jan 9, 2013 5:30pm PST
, nbc news, new york. >>> at the white house today, vice president joe biden presided over a meeting of gun control supporters, one day before a planned meeting with gun rights advocates, including the nra. this is all in advance of the administration's push for new gun laws in the post newtown era. our white house correspondent kristen welker was there. she is with us tonight from the north lawn. kristen, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. trying to maintain momentum. for stiffer gun control laws in the wake of that tragedy. vice president biden met with victims' groups and gun safety organizations here at the white house today and laid down a new political marker. meeting with his gun safety task force, the vice president said the white house is prepared to act if congress does not. >> i want to make it clear that we are not going to get caught up in the notion, unless we can do everything we're going to do nothing. it's critically important we act. >> reporter: sources close to the talks say among the executive actions, the president is considering expanding ba
Jan 17, 2013 4:00am PST
? nbc's tracie potts is in washington for us. tracie, how is the president going to get the public and congress to support this legislative agenda? >> reporter: with a very public campaign, mara. started last night with an op-ed the president published in "the connecticut post." the newspaper up there where the newtown tragedy happened. in it he said that congress needs to help and not hinder bypassing this ban on assault weapons and on magazines, but it looks like that's iffy here on capitol hill. the white house also has a campaign-style tour planned, we don't know where he'll stop, but they are hoping speeches the president does around the country will draw support. and they are launching a website with videos from victims talking about different ways they want to curb gun violence. so a lot of things being planned by the white house. at this point it looks to be shaping up to be quite a fight. >> tracie potts live in washington. thank you for that. >>> americans held hostage, last week's french intervention against rebels in mali has taken a violent turn. islamic militants have
Jan 17, 2013 5:30pm PST
with nbc's stephanie gosk on what we do know. >> reporter: using tanks and helicopters, the algerian military launched an operation on their own, to retake the remote gas field from the militants and free the hostages. including at least three americans. algeria says it's over, but details are few, and casualty reports vary widely from a few dead to dozens. u.s. officials are saying little about the operation or the american hostages. >> because of the fluidity and the fact that there is a lot of planning going on, i cannot give you any further details at this time. >> reporter: the militants attacked the sprawling gas facility in the remote sahara wednesday morning, taking dozens of foreign and algerian hostages. confirming algeria's operation to retake the facility, british prime minister david cameron did not sound hopeful. >> and i think we have to prepare ourselves for the possibility of bad news ahead. >> reporter: several hostages did manage to escape the militants. one called his family in ireland. >> it's like winning the lottery. getting him home again. i just feel so sorry
Jan 18, 2013 5:30pm PST
't know about survivors, casualties, the living and the dead. we begin tonight with nbc's stephanie gosk. >> reporter: the attack on the gas field in western algeria has left one american dead. fred buttaccio. u.s. officials say five americans were working at the complex. two escaped and two more are being held. a statement from the kidnappers posted by an african news agency said they would exchange the u.s. hostages for two high-profile convicted terrorists currently u.s. custody, triggering this response from the state department. >> the united states does not negotiate with terrorists. >> reporter: in texas, friends of a 57-year-old engineer kidnapped in algeria hope he's still alive. >> we were asked every night, he's in our prayers. >> reporter: algerian state news reported 100 out of 132 hostages have been freed with multiple kidnappers and hostages killed. it's not clear how many are still held hostage. those who did escape have shared frightening details of their ordeal. stephen mcfaul told his family in ireland the militants forced him to wear an explosive belt. his young son w
Jan 1, 2013 2:00am PST
effect. 89 in favor, 8 no-votes coming from three democrats and five republicans. nbc's steve handelsman has the latest details from capitol hill. good morning and happy new year to you. >> reporter: bill, thanks, good morning on capitol hill. members of both political parties who badly want these middle class taxes rolled back fa fast, "what the senate did this morning makes it easier for house republicans to follow suit. it was a rare bipartisan vote, 89-8. two hours after america went off the fiscal cliff, vice president biden came to the capitol to sell the fix he worked out with gop leader mitch mcconnell to spoke for senate republicans. >> we don't think taxes should be going up on anyone. but we all knew if we did nothing, they'd be going up on everyone. >> reporter: the senate voted to reverse today's tax hikes on 98% of americans. but to keep the higher rate on families making over $450,000, president obama took credit for breaking 20 years of gop opposition to tax hikes. >> keep in mind that just last month, republicans in congress said they would never agree to raise tax rates
Jan 27, 2013 3:30pm PST
of santa maria. nbc's mike taibbi reports. >> reporter: the kiss nightclub was packed with the usual saturday night crowd when at 2:00 in the morning, a disaster. the ground floor was filled with smoke. club security initially blocked several emergency exits, thinking patrons were leaving without paying and that left only a few ways out. in the ensuing panic, many victims were trampled, others died of smoke inhalation. witnesses told police the fire was sparked by a pyrotechnics show on stage, according to nick ravenskroft of itv news. >> the stunt on stage with the flare made the ceiling catch fire. >> reporter: whatever the precise cause, the fire spread incredibly quickly as the crowd struggled to find ways to safety. some clubgoers who did make it out, joined firemen and onlookers in their attempts to open new escape routes using sledge hammers and axes, but it was too late for many inside. does of victims were carried to arising ambulances, if they survived. santa maria's major trauma hospital was quickly overwhelmed. >> translator: the injured are scattered around the hospital.
Jan 14, 2013 5:30pm PST
with the latest from nbc's tom costello. >> with heavy flu now reported in nearly every state, health departments are reporting long lines to get the vaccine. in huntsville, alabama, school kids were getting the mist vaccine today. at the cook travel agency in new york, more than 30% of the staff is out sick. >> we spend tens of thousands of dollars a month on advertising, on google and stuff. and we can't answer their questions. >> reporter: the flu was even the uninvited guest at the golden globes last night. hugh jackman just recovering. >> i'm on the tail end of this flu. and i was kicking myself for not getting the flu shot. >> reporter: and one of hollywood's biggest names unable to attend. >> meryl streep is not here tonight. she has the flu. and i hear she's amazing in it. >> reporter: experts continue to warn, the virus can survive for up to eight hours. think of all the things you touch every day that others may have already touched. children's toys, grocery carts, self checkout registers, atm and elevator buttons, public rest rooms, toilets and sinks, common door handles, buses and esc
Jan 10, 2013 6:30pm EST
that remains. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. with the flu at epidemic levels, already in some american cities and now with the media coverage of it, it's all having a predictable effect. while it's late in the game, people are streaming in to get flu shots, hoping to avoid a very serious illness. the kind that has overwhelmed even some hospitals. one doctor in minnesota where there have been 27 deaths due to the flu said today the spread of this virus this winter is pretty much unparalleled. some places are running out of inokay legislations. others are dealing with the sick. in a moment, what the doctor says about what to do if this strikes. but we begin with a doctor who has visited three hospitals in the flu zone over just the last three days. we have two reports to start off with tonight, beginning with dr. nan nancy snyderman at the hospital of the university of pennsylvania in philadelphia tonight. nancy, good evening. >> good evening, brian. state by state the number of cases o
Dec 31, 2012 7:00pm EST
over the world. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >> good evening, i'm kate snow in tonight for brian, and on this new year's eve, lawmakers may be watching the ball drop from their offices at the u.s. capitol. it has been a day of twists and turns in washington, both procedural and political as the white house and congress tried to find a way to avert those automatic tax and spending measures that kick in midnight tonight. the bottom line at this hour, we are headed over the proverbial fiscal cliff. we say that because the senate hasn't voted on any kind of deal. you see it there live. and the house has said even if there is a deal, they're not going to bring any bill to a vote on this new year's eve. so the big question tonight, what impact will it have on every american? we have all of it covered, and we begin with nbc's kelly o'donnell for the latest from capitol hill. kelly? >> reporter: good evening, kate. well, congress is out of time, and frustrations are really running over. a
Jan 30, 2013 4:00am PST
nra president and ceo is also scheduled to testify. we'll be watching that four on nbc news. >> severe weather rocked the nation last night. winds up to 70 miles per hour cut through mobile homes along with snapped power poles, a roof blown hoof a warehouse. bill karins has the complete forecast coming up in just a few minutes. >>> major reaction to the president's immigration overhaul and determination to fast track new laws. he stated now is the time to fix a broken system. republican lawmakers are warning there's only so farther willing to compromise on this issue. tracie potts joins us with more. where don't they agree on this? >> reporter: richard a couple of areas where we think they won't agree, we got two manassas on the table now both with the same broad goals. what we don't know in those areas of disagreement that you talk about are in the details. starting today lawmakers iron out differences between their plan and president obama's how long it will take for people living here illegally to become citizens. >> it won't be a quick process but a fair process and it w
Jan 31, 2013 4:00am PST
their homes and tens of thousands were left without power. nbc's kurt gregory has more. >> reporter: wicked winds whipped through charlotte, north carolina, as rain drenched the queen city, all a part of the nasty storm system marching across the southeast on wednesday. that same system spawned a massive funnel cloud in adairsville, georgia, leaving dozens of homes and businesses destroyed in its wake. 100 people were at work when the twister took aim on this plant. thankfully, all were safe. in tennessee, the national weather service confirmed four tornadoes touched down. one man was killed by a falling tree. and in kentucky, two people were injured when another confirmed tornado blew a trailer off its foundation. kurt gregory, nbc news. >>> we'll get the latest on what's in store for today from nbc meteorologist bill karins coming up in weather in just a bit. >>> the debate over gun control is taking place across the country, and yesterday it was heard from the nation's capital to newtown, connecticut, the town that lost 26 lives in a mass school shooting. last night that state's task for
Jan 9, 2013 4:00am PST
and in pennsylvania they're triaging patients in parking lot tents. earlier nbc's nancy snyderman visited saint barnabas hospital in the pros where they almost have more patients than they can handle. >> reporter: what's the status today? >> well, right now, compared to last year at this time, we've seen three times as many flu patients as all of last year. >> reporter: is it fair to say you're overflowed? >> i'd say, yes, head overflow. >> officials say the outbreak likely hasn't peaked and we're not halfway through the flu season. doctors are reminding people that getting a flu shot is the best prevention. >> the white house said it's possible no u.s. troops will remain in afghanistan after 2014. a so-called zero option that remove all u.s. troops by the end of next year would be considered according to deputy national security adviser. "the washington post" reports some officials are pushing for as few as 2,500 arguing a smaller force would be the best way to end the costly unpopular war. president karzai has a four day meeting with president obama that starts next week. >> so
Jan 11, 2013 4:00am PST
obtained by nbc news, two drug enforcement agents facilitated a sexual encounter between a prostitute and secret service agent just days before the president's visit in april. agents evidently tried to destroy incriminating information or initially lied to investigators about the incident. the case has been referred to the dea. >>> louisiana governor bobby jindal has declared a state of emergency after a severe weather system rolled across the state. security cameras at an industrial plant caught a glimpse of a tornado that tore through plaquemines parish and destroyed a roof. but the real damage has come from flooding. much of the state has been soaked by a slow-moving storm system. >>> good morning. >> winter storm warnings, advisories. >> everything. >> yes. it is a pretty decent storm out west. we'll see another several inches of snow from billings, montana right down into salt lake city. perhaps another 6 to 10 inches of snow in that area. the rain yesterday that fell across louisiana is now going to move through indiana and ohio. also michigan, too. that's your trouble spot for
Jan 14, 2013 5:00pm PST
there for you at nbc-d >> imagine living through this situation with no hot water. we have details on what is being done on a week as long problem. chris? >> hi, there, the town park tours has been anything but home sweet home for the hundreds of seniors and disabled people who live here and that is because when they turn on the hot water, it's all cold, so they can't bathe, they cannot san tiez properly. especially now during flu season. one of the residents ran her kitchen tap for me for about five minutes before it even got warm. far from the 110 degrees mandated by city and state code. now, according to the spokesman for the management company, the problem was a faulty boiler. well, the permanent fix is on order, there's a temporary boiler and employees are supposed to be going door to door testing the water temperature. the city enforcement department is watching because no hot water is a code violation. >> they cannot bathe, or clean up the kitchen or clean up the bathrooms and that could lead to all sorts of diseases, breeding and germs. >> so, if there was no hot water the
Jan 22, 2013 4:00am PST
and for the nation that re-elected the president. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. >>> president obama never used the words "democrat" or "republican" in his second inaugural address, but his political message was crystal clear. a full-throated embrace of progressive policies, along with a directive for our leaders to spear head the challenges that define us as individuals and as a country. >> the commitments we make to each other through medicare, medicaid and social security, these things do not sap our initiative. they strengthen us. they do not make us a nation of takers. they free us to take the risks that make this country great. we will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. we, the people, still believe enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war. and we must be a source of hope to the poor, the sick, the marginalized. the victims of prejudice. our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. our journey is not comp
Jan 1, 2013 4:30am EST
of americans from taking effect. nbc's steve handelsman has all the latest details from capitol hill where it's been a very long night. good morning and happy new year to you, steve. >> reporter: bill, thanks. up here on capitol hill, members of both political parties who badly want these middle class taxes rolled back fast, quote, what the senate did this morning makes it easier for house republicans to follow suit. it was a rare bipartisan senate vote. 89-8. two hours after america went off the fiscal cliff. >> happy new year. >> reporter: vice president biden came to the capitol to sell the fix. he worked out with gop leader mitch mcconnell who spoke for senate republicans. >> we don't think taxes should be going up on anyone. but we all knew that if we did nothing they would be going up on everyone. >> reporter: the senate voted to reverse are today's tax hikes on 98% of americans. but to keep the higher rate, on families making over $450,000. president obama took credit for breaking 20 years of gop opposition to tax hikes. >> keep in mind, just last month, republicans in congress said th
Jan 10, 2013 5:30pm PST
illness. dr. nancy snyderman, nbc news, philadelphia. >>> this is kevin tibbles in port washington, wisconsin, where like many businesses, iconic american shoemaker, allen edmonds, can't afford to lose people to the flu. you don't want these people to be sick. >> no, we can't do our job if these people are sick. >> reporter: so staff meticulously spray and wipe down all common areas to beat back the germs. and the company's 500 wisconsin employees are constantly reminded of the flu outbreak and taught how to prevent it. >> hand sanitizer. >> reporter: across the country, businesses are already taking a hit, like at the hair spa in charlotte, north carolina. >> they're cancelling their appointments, they're rescheduling, they're coming in coughing. it's been bad. >> reporter: many companies like b & h photo in new york are now hiring private companies to provide flu shots to employees. >> you have a nice day. >> reporter: you may not know it, but the flu virus can live on a surface for up two days. and yet only about a third of us even bother to clean our desks or keyboards once a w
Jan 30, 2013 11:00pm PST
francisco, jean elle, nbc bay area news. >> okay, jean, thank you. >>> only on nbc bay area news, former 49ers lineman kwame harris is reacting tonight to culliver's comments. harris made headlines you might recall earlier this week when it was revealed he is gay. harris released a statement exclusively to us. it reads, quote, it's surprising that in 2013 chris culliver would use his 15 minutes to spread vitriol and hate. i realize these are comments that he may come to regret, and he may come to see that gay people are not so different than straight people. the 49ers also had a similar incident in 2002 when former running back garrison hearst made anti-gay remarks. >>> well, on a lighter note, a couple who is also making headlines jack and jackie harbaugh, the most talked about parents in america. comcast sport net's david feldman talked to them exclusively. >> everyone wants to talk to jack and jackie harbaugh. and i had the chance to do just that earlier today. >> jack, when you were driving them around in the back seat, and you would look around and say i don't care what we're doing, wh
Jan 22, 2013 5:30pm PST
what happened when the 911 call went out. nbc's janet shamlian is there for us tonight to start off. janet, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. just three weeks into 2013 and this is already the fifth shooting at a school this year. and today when the alert went out here, many parents thought, please, not again. gunshots on a school campus yet again. this time it was a community college in the houston area. but the fear and the panicked response were the same. >> we heard six shots. and automatically we saw students running, and we went under our desks. our teacher shut down the lights, and we went under the desks and tried to take cover. >> reporter: they are the desperate survival tactics teachers and students have taken elsewhere recently. three people on the campus were injured in what may have been an argument that escalated. >> your brother was shot? >> yes. they told us that he got shot three times. we're trying to figure out what's going on. >> reporter: so were the parents of four nearby schools that went on lockdown with hundreds of students inside from kinderg
Jan 17, 2013 6:30pm EST
the woman who pretty much invented the business of giving advice. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. we have an unfolding american hostage situation overseas tonight. seemingly out of nowhere, over just the past few days, the eyes of the world have been focused on a region in africa where the french have chosen to go to war against islamist rebels. and then in what seemed like an immediate reaction to the french attacks, kidnappers grabbed some foreign workers at a bp oil facility in the sahara desert in nearby algeria. we know there were american hostages along with brits and others. we know there was a mission launched today to free them and kill their captors. we don't truly know tonight about casualties or how many americans might have made it out of there alive. we begin with nbc's stephanie gosk on what we do know. >> reporter: using tanks and helicopters, the algerian military launched an operation on their own, to retake the remote gas field from the militants and free the h
Jan 1, 2013 7:00pm EST
praised. but now an impasse. we'll begin our coverage tonight on capitol hill with more from nbc's kelly o'donnell. kelly, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, kate. congress is in overtime. after missing the midnight deadline, they are trying to work something out before the next two hurdles -- the financial markets opening and their own terms here in congress running out on thursday. even though the white house and senate made a deal, it is tough to get it through the house. at a bleary-eyed 2:00 in the morning, senators actually did what many constituents loudly demand -- both parties compromised to pass a fiscal cliff package. >> the ayes are 89, the nays are 8. >> reporter: but then came daylight. and gop house leaders hit a wall of complaints from their own frustrated house republicans who expected to see some spending cuts. >> there's no spending cuts. we're adding $4 billion a day to the debt. >> i thought we were in a deficit crisis. i thought our families were being put at risk by this massive debt. what does this do about that? >> reporter: reducing the federal deficit was s
Jan 18, 2013 7:00pm EST
. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening, there's some sad news heading into this weekend for at least one american family. an american has been killed overseas. his death believed to be the result of a mission launched to free a large group of hostages who were taken at a bp natural gas complex. islamic militants took hostages at the facility in the sahara desert in algeria. in retaliation for the fact that france has launched a war against islamic insurgents over these past few days in the nearby nation of mali. the u.s. found itself caught in the middle of this with u.s. citizens working overseas, held hostage, and a rescue mission to free them carried out by a foreign nation. there's still a lot we don't know about survivors, casualties, the living and the dead. we begin tonight with nbc's stephanie gosk. >> reporter: the attack on the gas field in western algeria has left one american dead. fred buttaccio. u.s. officials say five americans were working at the complex. two escaped and two more are being held. a s
Jan 30, 2013 5:30pm PST
nbc's kelly o'donnell on capitol hill. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the passion so deep, this hearing room was packed, included many families and survivors, victims of other shootings. and it was a group of people asking congress to do something, and that is the cause that changed the life of former congresswoman, gabby giffords, and brought her back to washington today. her gift of speech is a distant memory, said husband mark kelly. yet gabby giffords' halting words. >> too many children. >> reporter: here as a survivor of the tucson assassination attempt that left her partially blind and partially paralyzed. >> you must act. be bold, be courageous. >> reporter: giffords and kelly, both gun owners, want congress to expand background checks to gun shows and private sales to make it harder for criminals and the mentally ill to get weapons. >> my wife would not be sitting in this seat. she would not have been sitting here today, if we had stronger background checks. >> reporter: but this first hearing on guns since the newtown massacre had another center of gravity. the n
Jan 3, 2013 4:00am PST
lives. nbc's jay gray is live in monroe, connecticut, where the students will be attending a different school. jay, good morning. >> reporter: hey there, good morning to you, mara. the new school here is about seven miles from sandy hook elementary in monroe. it was an empty middle school that crews for the last few weeks have been working to refurbish, just one of many changes here in this community since this tragedy. a fresh blanket of snow covers the spot where a mountain of stuffed animals, candles and flowers once stood. a sign that led to sandy hook elementary was pulled from its hinges, but this morning there will be school again. >> i'm not sure how we're going to react to it. it's going to be hard. >> reporter: most everything has been difficult since the attack that killed 20 students and six teachers. in a town seven miles away, survivors will be here again. >> they want to see their teachers, they want to get back to classes. they want to get back into their routine. >> reporter: furniture and book bags put back in the same exact places when the students rushed out. the si
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